in charge of Experimental Game Cultures and Lorz of Expanded Museum Studies
"I am very pleased to announce two
new excellent appointments for our two new Master's programmes starting in October 2021: The artist and researcher Margarete
Jahrmann will head the new department Experimental Game Cultures and the curator and trained dancer Julienne Lorz will take
on the new department Expanded Museum Studies," reports the Rector of the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Gerald Bast.
Only recently, the Angewandte had made public the two new Master's programmes, which - in the tradition of the Angewandte
- are dedicated to cross-disciplinary fields of the future, are internationally oriented and address the urgent questions
of our time within these fields.
Margarete Jahrmann for Experimental Game Cultures:
Media artist and theorist, as well as founder of the Ludic Society, Margarete Jahrmann will head the new Experimental Game
Cultures department from 1 August 2021. Currently
of game design at the Kunstuniversität Zürich and active in the field of artistic research at the University of Applied Arts
Vienna, Jahrmann will devote herself to the principles of free, experimental and artistic game design, art in play and the
design of game mechanics that have an impact on and are fed by social contexts: "We aim to introduce game changer concepts
through play" is her mission statement. In addition to her journalistic and artistic activities and her experience as a lecturer
and teacher, her expertise is based on successful international research projects. "Play as experimental testing and subjective
experience of alternative possibilities can show us ways to new forms of future society, politics and empathetic coexistence
in order to tackle the global challenges of our time with the wonderful ambiguity of play," Margarete Jahrmann says concluding: "Play is the way!"
for Expanded Museum Studies: From 1st October the current chief curator at the Gropius
Bau in Berlin will head the Expanded Museum Studies department, which is dedicated to
the field of study and research of investigation, expansion and reorientation of the concept of the museum. In addition to her extensive curatorial activity,
Julienne Lorz has been and continues to be active in the publishing field, as much of her curatorial work has been accompanied
by her own scientific work; she has published original research. Her approach in dealing with the "future of the museum" is academic-scientific on the one hand and practical on the other taking into consideration as well as political, social, and societal contexts. The Angewandte is pleased to appoint this expert to the new Master's
programme, which will familiarise students with the current demands of museum work and enable them to reflect on the museum
in a constructive and critical manner. "Today we have to ask ourselves: what does a museum look like that deals with the range
of important topics such as decolonisation, diversity, accessibility, inclusion, the digital world and sustainability and that reflects these in its structures?"
explains Julienne Lorz.
More information on the two new Master's programmes:
Experimental Game Cultures: dieangewandte.at/egc
photos of the two new professors for download at dieangewandte.at/press